Halloween Celebrations

October 10, 2007 at 9:39 pm (Halloween Customs, Halloween History, Uncategorized) (, , )

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated throughout the world in many different ways. In the post Halloween Celebrations Halloween PumpkinThroughout the World, Darlene McFarlane tells gives us some of the history behind one of the worlds oldest holidays. Locations that she focuses on include Austria, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Ireland, Scotland, North America, Russia, and India. In addition to telling the readers about Halloween customs in a variety of locations, she also has some very nice photos within the post.

My favorite picture is the Jack-o-lantern pic in the Ireland Halloween section where we find out that the name Jack-O-Lantern comes from a man named “Stingy Jack”, which is also a story that is shared in Scotland. But instead of a pumpkin, “Stingy Jack’s” Lantern was a carved out turnip with a piece of coal. Give the Halloween Celebrations post a read, it truly is a fascinating Halloween post.


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1 Day Left in the Halloween Costume Contest

October 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm (Halloween Costume Giveaway) (, , , , )

The Dreamascream Halloween Costume Giveaway is rapidly approaching its close. Lots of activity is happening on the blog, with some last minute tweaking of a few posts. I actually had my designer make a new wider logo for the contest to be used on the blog.

I then placed the Halloween Costume Giveaway banner on all the pages that receive the most traffic, which would be all of the Halloween Links pages.

So get your entries in before it is too late.

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Hallaween Oops Halloween Keywords

October 4, 2007 at 4:20 pm (Halloween Costume Giveaway, Halloween Costumes, Halloween Links, Uncategorized) (, , , )

Just checking out the traffic from yesterday, here is a pic of the Halloween Keywords that were used to find the site.

The Top posts for yesterday were the Halloween Links post and the Halloween Resources post Great Halloween sites for 2007. The Halloween Costume Contest post was the next highest seen page and the runner up was the Halloween Costumes from the Movies post.

Halloween KeywordsTwo Days Left-Enter Now!
The Dreamascream Halloween Costume Giveaway is wrapping up. Two days left for the contest. Lots of entries have been received by people who joined the newsletter, and only handful joined by doing a Halloween video or writing a Halloween costume post. It would seem like their would be more of the later two, as you get more entries for these two, but the easiest way to enter is just by signing up for the Halloween Newsletter.

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Halloween Contest Update – four

October 2, 2007 at 6:23 pm (Halloween Costume Giveaway, Halloween Costumes, Halloween Links, Uncategorized) (, , , )

It has been a while since I did an update, but sadly the entries have not come poring in for the Halloween Costume Giveaway.

Anastasia from Enter Now, a sweepstakes site did a post about the Halloween contest. We have also had a lot of entries from people who signed for the Newsletter. The only video thus far was the one done by buddy Jim.

Halloween Contest for Mutts

Today I found a cool Halloween Costume contest that is literally for the dogs. The site Luvmutt.com is having a Halloween contest as well. For this contest, all you need to do is send them a pic of your dog, I mean mutt(No purebreeds aloud) in a Halloween contest. The contest is running now until the end of the month. Prizes have yet to be disclosed. But being it is a Halloween Costume contest for Mutts, I just had to inform any readers who may have a Mutt and want to enter them into either contest. Sure, I will accept Halloween posts about pet costumes as well.

Yesterdays Halloween Contest Activities

In addition to chatting with Emperor Anton on Twitter in the morning, I started a Halloween Links page on Jottit.com after seeing a link for it on one of the tweets in my Twitter stream. Another way I can show some link love to any other Halloween sites that get involved in the Dreamascream.com Halloween Costume Giveaway.

I also created a Halloween Contest Group on Viddler, where the videos for the Halloween contest are being hosted. At the time of the creation of this post, the only Halloween video in the group has been viewed well over 200x.

I also submitted the Halloween Costume Contest to Sweeprs.com which is a digg like contest/sweepstakes site, where you can submit your contest and others vote on it. Speaking of Digg, if you want to Digg the contest here is the Halloween Contest Digg Link.


Click on the picture to go to the Halloween Contest page.

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Great Halloween Sites 2007

September 16, 2007 at 5:27 pm (Halloween Links, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Last year I listed what I thought was a fairly thorough list of Halloween sites. These sites were about Halloween; the history of Halloween and other sites that contained information about the holiday. This year I will do the same. These sites are not just sites that sell costumes, masks and other Halloween accessories. I’m sure there is an abundance of them – especially this time of year. Here’s the 2007 Halloween site list:
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The History of Halloween
The History Channel Traveler: Grand Autumn New England. Experience history at its source! http://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/

History of Halloween – Ancient Origins
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain … History International · The History Channel en Espanol · Military History Channel.

Halloween — The History and Customs of Halloween
The history of Halloween and its customs starting with Celtic Ireland in 5 BC.

Halloween — History and Traditions of the Holiday
A look at the traditions and history of this spookiest of the holidays. Animated graphics add fun to the page.

History of Halloween
Halloween history, culture, and origin. Learn the history of our favorite festival, Happy Halloween.

Halloween history & links
Halloween was not always a happy time. October 31, or the night before took on other names. Some called it Devil’s or Hell night, to others it was mischief …

Halloween Fun Stuff
Ben & Jerry’s Halloween Fun Stuff index. Contains games, crafts, a history of halloween, screensavers, ecards, coloring pages, mazes and puzzles.

Halloween – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salem, Massachusetts, also has laid claim to the “Halloween Capital” title, while trying to dissociate itself from its history of persecuting witchcraft. …

History of Halloween – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the traditional popular press account of the “history of Halloween”. The story is, in fact, more complicated. By the mid-fourth century Christians …

History of Halloween
Your Halloween resource for family, safety, fun, crafts, trick-or-treat and more.

Halloween Costumes, Decorations, Party Ideas, Safety Tips and …
Consult our Last Minute Ideas for all the greatest tips that will ensure a Halloween to remember. Included are links to the history of Halloween, …

Halloween History
History of Halloween. From Halloween’s origins to the present celebration of Halloween.

Lesson Plan – Halloween (history)
The history of Halloween goes back more than 2000 years. The earliest celebrations of Halloween were among the Celtic people who lived in the areas which …

The Real Origins of Halloween
The Real Origins of Halloween discusses the history of Halloween, the origins of trick-or-treating, reasons behind some of the symbols of the season, …

Halloween History
Halloween is known and loved today as a time to wear costumes, go door to door asking for candy, and watch monster movies. But the holiday’s origins go back …

Halloween History Customs Origins and Facts
Halloween history, customs, origins, and facts at Halloween is Here! http://www.halloweenishere.com.

Halloween origins and customs
History traces Halloween back to the ancient religion of the Celtics in Ireland. The Celtic people were very conscious of the spiritual world and had their …

Annie’s Halloween History Page
Well I thought that I would just put up the information from the Encyclopedia about the History of Halloween along with the connection of the Celts and the …

Halloween History, Traditions and Folklore
Halloween – Origin, history, traditions and folklore of our favorite holiday.

A Brief History of Halloween
From the Dauphin County Library System.
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Halloween History – Horror – Special Effects
Learn the History of Halloween, Visit Halloween Home Pages, Horror Sites, Horror Movies, Decorate Your Computer with the Web’s Scariest Screen Savers and …

BBC – Southampton – Features – Halloween history
Halloween is derived from an ancient Celtic festival, Samhain. This was one of the Celts four ‘Grand Sabbats’ along with Candlemas, Beltane and Lammas.

BBC – Cumbria Features – Holloween History
Can you find all the cheeky ghosts in our online puzzle? Halloween traditions The history of Halloween. What’s the idea behind apple-bobbing? …

The History of Halloween (Part 1)
A Christian takes a careful look at the origins of the holiday and gives his response to it in two parts.

The History of Halloween (Part 2)
Interested in a printable version of this article? Right click on the following link and save to your computer. The History of Halloween (Microsoft Word …

The History of Halloween
This web site has a complete list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and more in california (and the rest of the United States, Canada, …

Halloween History and Origin
Fascinating facts about the history and origin of Halloween.

Halloween on the Net -(and Day of the Dead) – The Story
Traces Halloween and today’s traditions back to their roots.

The History of Halloween Costumes, Masks and Traditions.
Halloween means kids running around in costumes, family and friends getting together and a chance talk with neighbors. What other holiday do you have an …

Halloween History
The Super Mall of Halloween sites. One stop for everything for all ages. Halloween decorations, Laughs, Costumes, Recipes, Music, Lyrics, Coloring Pages, …

Christine O’Keeffe’s Halloween History Page
History of Halloween from the Celts to the present day.

Halloween History, Canadian Holidays
We know that kids love Halloween and so do the candy stores. But what is the real meaning of Halloween?

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The word “Halloween” is derived from All Hallows Eve, which occurs on November 1. The “All Hollows Day” or “All Saints Day”. It is an important date on the …

FilmStew.com • A Little Halloween History
Halloween, Rob Zombie, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Michael Myers, Josh Hartnett.

Curlys Halloween History.
Curlys Halloween History, all about the history and customs of Halloween.

Halloween – Facts about Halloween in England – History and Customs …
Facts and information on Halloween and the history of this spookiest of the holidays.

OmniNerd – Articles: A Snarky Halloween History
A Snarky Halloween History. Its that time of year again, when the trees vomit ….. Contrary to popular conception of the history and meaning of Halloween, …

My Halloween History : A Tragedy in 15 Acts
My Halloween History : A Tragedy in 16 Acts / by planetdan. 1976 On the left is me in my very first Halloween costume, and I have no idea what the hell it …

The History of Halloween
A WebPage from LogosResourcePages A Halloween Book category.

A Brief History Of Halloween
Halloween is not Satan’s birthday. He was created in Heaven, and his name was Lucifer. He was a beautiful creature who guarded God’s throne. …

The Dark Side Of Halloween
I will share with you briefly three things. 1) The History Of Halloween 2) The Heroes Of Halloween 3) The Harm Of Halloween. …

Halloween Resources for Teachers – History and Traditions
All kinds of information on Halloween, the history of Halloween, traditions, recipes .

Halloween History Hysteria
As for the poisoning of candy, there have been fewer than three cases of strangers poisoning halloween candy in all of US history- and no cases of Satanists …

The Davis Enterprise
Halloween history. By Julie Rooney/Enterprise staff writer. It’s a wacky holiday, that’s for sure. One night a year, children go door-to-door, taking candy …
http://www.davisenterprise.com/articles/2005/11/09/news/061new0.txt%20Suspect%20Shoots%204%20Teens%20in%20Jaycee – Similar pages – Note this

Yahoo! Movies: Movie News –
A Little HALLOWEEN History Friday August 31 12:45 PM ET. In between the original Halloween and Rob Zombie’s upcoming remake lie a half-dozen sequels as …

True History of Halloween
Learn the true history of halloween at truehistoryofhalloween.com.

Halloween Theme Unit – Worksheets and Printables
Comprehension: History of Halloween (elementary), “We celebrate Halloween every year on October 31st. Where does the holiday come from? …

Halloween – The History and Origins
Have you ever wondered where the celebration of Halloween came from? Learn about the history behind Halloween and how it came to be as it is today.

Spooky Halloween – Traditions, Customs, Folklore and History by …
Halloween traditions include customs, folklore, practices, symbols, people, and events. The history of Halloween begins with the pre-Christian religious …

Halloween History And Christian Life | Useful Articles
We’re going to take a look at Halloween history, customs, the dead and the question of Christian involvement in the celebration. Be ready to be startled by …

Halloween Night – The Scariest Site Around – History Of Halloween
The history of Halloween has its origins in Celtic Ireland, though the word ‘Halloween’ itself comes from the Catholic Church.

Halloween on the Web from Aristotle
(History of Halloween courtesy of HALLOWEEN ETERNAL.) Halloween is a fun, exciting, disgusting, and terrifying holiday all at the same time! …

The Watchman Expositor: Samhain – The History of Halloween
What is the history behind the holiday of Halloween? “The observances connected with Halloween are believed to have originated among the ancient Druids, …

Horrorfind Halloween/History
Halloween history and legends, discover the origins of Halloween.

Special Events • Calendar of Programs & Events • NC Museum of …
Natural History Halloween. Saturday, October 27 noon – 5 pm Cucurbita pepo – pumpkins A Museum Halloween celebration for kids ages 2 to 12. …

Halloween History | Magic Tricks .Com: Magic, Magicians and Magic …
Halloween history. The true story behind the Halloween celebration.

Halloween History – Where did it start?
Learn where and when Halloween started over 2000 years ago!

Halloween – MSN Encarta
Halloween, holiday observed on the evening of October 31 in most areas of … Roman Empire had conquered most of the Celtic lands (see Rome, History of). …

Halloween History: Samhain and All-Souls-Day
Halloween History and Customs: Exploring the holiday’s origins in Samhain and All Souls Day.

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Halloween, Halloween History, Halloween Origin, Halloween Recipe …
Provides the history, traditions, and facts for this day. Offers recipes, and holiday greetings.

Halloween History
Halloween History. Learn the history of Halloween and why kids trick-or-treat.

History of Halloween
The first section relates to the history of halloween, the second to crafts etc that look like fun!(None of these sites are chosen with reference to any …

History of Halloween
History of Halloween – Learn about this holiday and how it has progress through the years. What cultures have influenced the celebration?

Halloween History and Pumpkin Recipes. It is spook time in Texas! This week every kid in the world will dress up as ugly as possible in hopes of scaring …

Samhain – The History of Halloween or Samhain
Halloween or Samhain had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, …

History of Halloween in the Yahoo! Directory
Yahoo! reviewed these sites and found them related to History of Halloween.

Halloween History and Halloween Facts. Origin of Halloween …
Halloween History and Origins Guide. Halloween Facts, Customs and Traditions. Halloween’s Date and Symbols. Trick-or-treating. Some Halloween recipes.

Halloween – Facts about Halloween Date history and more
History of Halloween:. The Celts believed that souls of the dead visited the earth every October 31. All Hallows Eve was the evening before All Saints Day …

All About Halloween – Halloween History Stories and Culture
Sit down and let About.com Guides tell you stories about Halloween.

The History and Traditions of Halloween
Halloween is the second most popular holiday in the United States for parties, decorating, and celebrating. Find out the history of the holiday from these …

Halloween History Directory. … Knowing the history of Halloween can help many people decipher what to let their children take part in, and what to keep …

The History of Halloween
The History of Halloween Halloween or Hallowe’en is a holiday celebrated in much of the Western world on the night of October 31, the night before All …

Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it. The wearing of costumes, for instance, …

Origins of Halloween
Falling on October 31, Halloween history tells us that this celebration is only the herald of the holiday that medieval Christian Europeans were intended to …

Halloween History
When the Celts occupied Europe, long before the birth of Christ, Halloween was a time for all who lived good lives to feast – similar to Thanksgiving. …

‘Halloween’ history – Brightcove
Rob Zombie is taking on the ‘Halloween’ franchise with a remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic.

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Top Picture. Side Picture. I’m darkfairy99! « October 2006 ». Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17 …

Things In the Basement – Halloween History
For teachers, students, journalists and the curious, this site offers essays on the history and traditions of all things Halloween and Horror related. …

Halloween History, Folklore, Phobias and Symbols by Brownielocks.
Halloween has more history behind it than it has goblins! This page is not for young children.

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HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN Halloween (Allhallows Even) is the evening of October 31. In its strictly religious aspect this occasion is known as the vigil of …

History Of Halloween » Netscape.com
Family – The history of Halloween has its origins in Celtic Ireland, though the word ‘Halloween’ itself comes from the Catholic Church. …

History Of Halloween and Origin Of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is fascinating and anyone interested in finding out about the history of Halloween and where this American tradition was founded, …

Halloween History and Tradition
Halloween History and Tradition. EzineArticles. Retrieved September 12, 2007, from http://ezinearticles.com/?Halloween-History-and-Tradition&id=715147

Haunted Bay – History
The History of Candy Corn. For those of us over the age of 25, when you think of Halloween candy you think of candy corn, those sugary little spikes of …

Net4TV Voice: Haunted Halloween History House
On this night when the dead walk among the living, let us pause to recall our ancestors’ celebrations of All Hallows’ Eve. Rogi Riverstone brews up a few …

Halloween History
So why not throw a 2005 Halloween party? So go ahead and have some fun, you rock! Preserve Halloween’s history and all the fun. It’s fun and easy to throw a …

The Celtic festival of Samhain is the basis for Halloween. Samhain, All Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in Pagan and Christian times, signalizing the …
http://www.worldofteaching.com/powerpoints/history/halloween_history.ppt – Similar pages – Note this

A Halloween History
Lady Anne’s Halloween with clipart, links and pictures of the local witch and her haunted house on Tweny First Street.

Trick or Treat & Halloween history
The history of Halloween, is it trick or is it treat? Was there poisoned candy? Take a look at this Holiday’s history.

History of Halloween – A Timeline
1600s: The New England Puritans ban Halloween, Christmas, and Easter because they consider them to be Catholic in origin. For the next 250 years, …

History of Halloween : Myths, Monsters and Devils
Debunking the Halloween Satanic Panic-mongers with historical facts not fiction.

Dark Side of the Net: Halloween – Origins of Halloween
Halloween History, Customs and Folklore at About.com · Halloween and Samhain: Facts and Misinformation … History of Halloween: Myths, Monsters and Devils …

Halloween Craft Projects, Coloring Activities, History & Safety …
Halloween articles, art and craft project ideas, decoration ideas, history and safety tips.

Pumpkin Masters™ | Halloween History
2005 Contest Winners. HALLOWEEN HISTORY. Halloween’s origins date back 2000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, meaning the summer’s end. …

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